Royal Caribbean International has taken delivery of the 26th ship in its fleet, Spectrum of the Seas, in a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany.
Royal Caribbean Cruises chairman, Richard Fain, and president of Royal Caribbean International, Michael Bayley, received the new ship from Meyer Werft Yard’s managing partner, Bernard Meyer, at the official handover ceremony.
The first in the Quantum Ultra class of ships, Spectrum will homeport from Shanghai starting from June.
“We are excited to welcome Spectrum of the Seas, our first Quantum Ultra class ship to the Royal Caribbean family,” said Bayley.
“We have once again combined revolutionary ship design with the latest technologies to deliver a ship that will redefine the China cruise market.
“We are excited for our guests to make amazing family memories.”
Accommodating 4,246 guests at double occupancy and 1,551 international crew members, Spectrum will be the largest and most expensive ship in Asia when she arrives to her new home in Shanghai, China on June 3rd.
Before Spectrum arrives to her new home this summer, she will sail a 46-night Global Odyssey from Barcelona, Spain to Shanghai, taking guests to an exciting array of ports including Aqaba, Jordan; Dubai, UAE; Muscat; Oman, Cochin, India and Georgetown, Malaysia.
In winter 2019, the ship will reposition to Hong Kong to offer special holiday cruises.